Presearch Launches Browser Extension for Private Search

Presearch Launches Browser Extension for Private Search

Community members can earn rewards in the native cryptocurrency token, PRE, for searching and referring new users. About: Presearch is building an open, decentralised search engine that rewards community members for their usage, contribution to, and promotion of the platform.

Петиция · Simple option to disable Pocket in Firefox · Change.org

Петиция · Simple option to disable Pocket in Firefox · Change.org

Firefox browser comes with Pocket extension built-in and the Settings option does not disable the service completely. 1) Add a simple and intuitive option in Firefox Settings to disable Pocket extension entirely:. - ensure that Pocket sites and API endpoints are not queried without user's explicit intent.

NoScript extension officially released for Google Chrome

NoScript extension officially released for Google Chrome

Logo: Giorgio Maone // Composition: ZDNet. Starting today, the NoScript Firefox extension, a popular tool for privacy-focused users, is also available for Google Chrome, Giorgio Maone, NoScript's author, has told ZDNet. Hacker group has been hijacking DNS traffic on D-Link routers for three months Why is it so hard for us to pay attention to cybersecurity?

Should you be concerned about LastPass uploading your passwords to its server?

Should you be concerned about LastPass uploading your passwords to its server?

No changes to any of the other actions which will provide the server with the key to decrypt your data: Opening Account Settings, Security Challenge, History, Bookmarklets, Credit Monitoring Linking to a personal account Adding an identity Importing data if the binary component isn’t installed Printing all sites Some of these actions will prompt you to re-enter your master password.

Protect yourself against a pure CSS data stealing attack called Exfil

Protect yourself against a pure CSS data stealing attack called Exfil

Mike Gualtieri, the researcher who discovered the vulnerability, published several proof of concept attacks designed to steal usernames, passwords, and other data on web pages it is used on. Just install the extension in a supported web browser to protect your data against attacks exploiting the issue.

Now you can have your own channel inside Facebook to keep your messages and posts private

Now you can have your own channel inside Facebook to keep your messages and posts private

Mark Nadal, a self-described “political activist fighting against surveillance capitalism,” today unveiled Private Party, a disarmingly simple protocol that evades the data capture used by tech giants.

Why uBlock Origin requests to store unlimited data in Firefox

Why uBlock Origin requests to store unlimited data in Firefox

Why uBlock Origin requests to store unlimited data in Firefox. Firefox users who have the content blocker uBlock Origin installed receive a permission prompt currently when uBlock Origin is updating. Firefox users who have the content blocker uBlock Origin installed receive a permission prompt currently when uBlock Origin is updating.

How To Disable WebRTC In Your Browser

How To Disable WebRTC In Your Browser

It might be best here to just use the definition provided on the WebRTC website : “WebRTC is an open framework for the web that enables Real Time Communications in the browser.

The best Chrome extensions to use for privacy in 2019

The best Chrome extensions to use for privacy in 2019

The best Chrome extensions to use for privacy in 2019 Alexandra Persea Mar 12 Burner Mail Burner Mail allows you to generate anonymous email addresses that protect your personal email address.

How Mozilla moved fast to block Facebook and other privacy invaders from your web browser

How Mozilla moved fast to block Facebook and other privacy invaders from your web browser

When Facebook users learned last March that the social media giant had given their sensitive information to political-data firm Cambridge Analytica, Mozilla (parent company of the security-focused browser Firefox) reacted fast: Within eight hours, the product team had built a browser extension called the Facebook Container.

Browser extensions could be spying on you, and that is not their fault

Browser extensions could be spying on you, and that is not their fault

Since most of the extensions were installed without carefully looking into requested permissions, there is a good chance that you don’t remember what exactly some of your extensions doing. You can install it by following the link: Augeas: Clean browser from spying extensions - Chrome Web Store Why another extension?

A third of all Chrome extensions request access to user data on any site

A third of all Chrome extensions request access to user data on any site

The results of this study are made available today on the CRXcavator web portal , where users can check security reports about their favorite extension, or submit an extension ID and have it scanned if Duo researchers missed it during their Web Store analysis.

Microsoft brings Windows Timeline support to Chrome with Web Activities extension

Microsoft brings Windows Timeline support to Chrome with Web Activities extension

The Timeline feature of Windows 10 makes it easier to work on multiple computers by synchronizing activity so you can move between machines and pick up from where you left off -- although it can also prove useful on a single computer.

Google backtracks on Chrome modifications that would have crippled ad blockers

Google backtracks on Chrome modifications that would have crippled ad blockers

Featured stories The study , carried out by the team behind the Ghostery ad blocker, found that ad blockers had sub-millisecond impact on Chrome's network requests that could hardly be called a performance hit.

Benchmark refutes Google's claim that content blockers slow down Chrome

Benchmark refutes Google's claim that content blockers slow down Chrome

The company plans to limit the webRequest API that extensions, content blockers like uBlock Origin or Adblock Plus, use currently to block certain elements on webpages.

Google: All your leaked passwords are belong to us – here's a Chrome extension to find them

Google: All your leaked passwords are belong to us – here's a Chrome extension to find them

Users of password management app 1Password also have access to an extension that checks stored credentials against exposed ones using the same service. Password Checkup can thus subject user credentials to the same encoding process and then query Google's database of unsafe passwords for match candidates using the two-byte index.

Chrome API update will kill a bunch of other extensions, not just ad blockers

Chrome API update will kill a bunch of other extensions, not just ad blockers

"If these changes are published, [my] extension will cease to function," said Brandon Dixon, the author of the Blockade.io Chrome extension that blocks drive-by attacks and prevents users from accessing phishing sites.

Google planning changes to Chrome that could break ad blockers

Google planning changes to Chrome that could break ad blockers

with 110 posters participating Share this story Google is planning to change the way extensions integrate with its Chrome browser. For example, extensions will no longer be able to load code from remote servers, so the extension that's submitted to the Chrome Web store contains exactly the code that will be run in the browser.

Wow, fancy that. Web ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome. For safety, apparently

Wow, fancy that. Web ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome. For safety, apparently

In a note posted Tuesday to the Chromium bug tracker, Raymond Hill, the developer behind uBlock Origin and uMatrix , said the changes contemplated by the Manifest v3 proposal will ruin his ad and content blocking extensions, and take control of content away from users.

Websites can steal browser data via extensions APIs

Websites can steal browser data via extensions APIs

The researcher also created a tool that lets users test if their extensions also contain vulnerable APIs that can be exploited by malicious websites. More details about Somé's work are available in a research paper entitled "EmPoWeb: Empowering Web Applications with Browser Extensions," available for download in a PDF format from here or here .

Google Chrome extension that steals card numbers still available on Web Store

Google Chrome extension that steals card numbers still available on Web Store

Until now, the extension has been installed by roughly 400 users, according to stats available on its official Chrome Web Store listing . According to a report from ElevenPaths, Telefonica's cyber-security division, the extension was distributed via

AdNauseam

AdNauseam

AdNauseam is a free browser extension designed to obfuscate browsing data and protect users from tracking by advertising networks. At the same time, AdNauseam serves as a means of amplifying users' discontent with advertising networks that disregard privacy and facilitate bulk surveillance agendas.

Popular privacy browser extensions

Popular privacy browser extensions

AdBlocker Ultimate is an open source extension that was designed to remove all advertisements and improve browser speed and the time it takes a page to load. Ghostery is a powerful extension that blocks advertisements and scripts, stops tracking, and speeds up website loading times.

Industrial espionage fears arise over Chrome extension caught stealing browsing history

Industrial espionage fears arise over Chrome extension caught stealing browsing history

Valid arguments about a possible industrial espionage campaign are being raised surrounding a Google Chrome extension that was caught collecting browsing history, ZDNet has learned from ExtraHop, a real-time IT analytics firm.

[Bug-gnuzilla] IceCat 60.3.0 Release

[Bug-gnuzilla] IceCat 60.3.0 Release

* A set of companion extensions for LibreJS by Nathan Nichols (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/user/NateN1222/) are pre-installed, and provide workarounds to use some services at USPS, RSF.org, SumOfUs.org, pay.gov, McDonald's, goteo.org and Google Docs without using nonfree JavaScript.

Hack Brief: Someone Posted Private Facebook Messages From 81,000 Accounts

Hack Brief: Someone Posted Private Facebook Messages From 81,000 Accounts

It’s not clear who’s responsible for stealing the Facebook data, but the BBC says one of the websites where the stolen information was posted appears to have been set up in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Firefox, Chrome and the Future of Trustworthy Extensions

Firefox, Chrome and the Future of Trustworthy Extensions

“Beginning in Chrome 70, users will have the choice to restrict extension host access to a custom list of sites, or to configure extensions to require a click to gain access to the current page.” Meanwhile Mozilla will continue to look for ways Firefox can provide more permission control to a majority of extension users.

Signal Upgrade Process Leaves Unencrypted Messages on Disk

Signal Upgrade Process Leaves Unencrypted Messages on Disk

Signal is a communication app that prides itself on offering encrypted messaging, but fails to provide that same protection when performing an upgrade from its Chrome extension to the desktop version, as its exports a user's messages as unencrypted text files.

Google Ads Begins Recording Some Calls Initiated by Call Extensions

Google Ads Begins Recording Some Calls Initiated by Call Extensions

When a user initiates a call from a call-only ad or call extension they will hear a short message informing them that the call may be recorded by Google for quality assurance.

Latest Privacy Badger eliminates some Google tracking

Latest Privacy Badger eliminates some Google tracking

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) released a new version of the organization's Privacy Badger extension that is designed to improve user privacy while using desktop browsers it supports. The new Privacy Badger takes care of link tracking on these three Google properties automatically.

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